Megyn Kelly expressed her disappointment with Bud Light’s decision to feature social media influencer Dylan Mulvaney in their ad campaign, instead of transgender icon Caitlyn Jenner, whom she described as “genuinely dysphoric.”
During an episode of her SiriusXM podcast “The Megyn Kelly Show,” Kelly criticized Bud Light’s choice and questioned whether she would have had the same reaction if Jenner had been chosen.
Kelly acknowledged that she would not have been as critical if Bud Light had used Jenner, a trans woman who has not been vocal about advocating for transgender rights.
She described Jenner as someone who has had the courage to transition later in life and has not been “obnoxious” about it.
Kelly explained that Jenner understands the differences between cisgender women and transgender women, particularly when it comes to sports.
She cited Jenner’s stance against trans women competing against cisgender women in sports as evidence of her nuanced understanding of the issue.
In contrast, Kelly had strong words for Mulvaney, whom she referred to as “Dylan Mulvany.”
She accused Mulvaney of infantilizing, parodying, and demeaning women with her portrayal of femininity in her ads for Bud Light, Nike, Kate Spade, and other brands.
Kelly criticized Mulvaney’s portrayal of women as fake, with her prancing around fake hotel rooms and throwing her legs up in the air, which Kelly found to be humiliating and disrespectful to womankind.
Kelly further condemned Bud Light for promoting Mulvaney’s portrayal of femininity, stating that they were buying into it and called for it to stop.
She also criticized other conservative voices who have called for boycotts of Bud Light and other brands that sponsor Mulvaney’s ads.
Kelly’s comments on her podcast stirred up controversy, with some supporting her stance on Jenner as a more suitable representative of the transgender community, while others accused her of being transphobic and promoting harmful stereotypes about transgender individuals.
In conclusion, Kelly expressed her disappointment with Bud Light’s choice to feature Dylan Mulvaney in their ad campaign instead of Caitlyn Jenner, whom she described as “genuinely dysphoric.”
She praised Jenner for her courage in transitioning later in life and for her nuanced understanding of the differences between cisgender women and transgender women.